Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen

Look no further for the perfect pound cake recipe. This traditional cake is extra-rich because of the cream cheese and always in style.

Yield:

Makes 12 servings

Total time: 2 Hours, 50 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 50 Minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon table salt
Shortening

Preparation

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until combined. Add vanilla extract, and beat just until blended.

Combine flour and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased (with shortening) and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack (about 1 hour).

 

Also featured in: Southern Living, November 2001;